The Sienna Dress 2.0 Pattern

The Lil Blue Boo Sienna Dress 2.0 PDF Sewing Pattern and Tutorial is here via

Introducing….The Sienna Dress 2.0 ePattern! This is a staple of the Lil Blue Boo clothing line! A versatile year-round dress great for layering or wearing alone. This pattern is great for recycling old t-shirts and making themed dresses. Make sure to check out all the a la carte “add on” options as they are added in the shop to customize your dress into different styles!

What makes this dress different from the original Sienna Dress? Besides a wider range of sizes, The Sienna Dress 2.0 is an improved pattern with a better neck and skirt option. It also shows you how to add trim to the short sleeves. The Sienna Dress 2.0 is divided into two patterns, one for sizes 6M to 4T and one for sizes 5 to 14 Years.


The Sienna Dress 2.0 PDF Sewing Pattern and Tutorial Sizes 6M to 4T via

A staple of the Lil Blue Boo clothing line! The Sienna Dress 2.0 available up to size 14 via [Read more…]

Sewing Pattern Sale

PDF Sewing Pattern Sale via

New Spring PDF Sewing Patterns are coming! To celebrate please take 20% off ALL current sewing patterns at Lil Blue Boo Digital! This includes all of our contributor patterns. We have patterns for almost anything: clothing for girls, boys and women, hair accessories, rag dolls and doll clothing, even an adorable tent. Some of the new contributor patterns we are excited about:


Great selection of patterns for boys and girls from Blank Slate Patterns.

Blank Slate PDF Sewing Patterns via

Blank Slate PDF Sewing Patterns on Sale via [Read more…]

Classic Ruffle Pants PDF Pattern for Girls and 18″ Dolls

Classic Ruffle Pant and Capri PDF Sewing Pattern (Pattern for 18" American Girl Style doll too!) by  #diy #tutorial #americangirl


The Classic Ruffles are great for layering, lounging, and any occasion. Pattern includes options for a yoga style or elastic waist, hem or no hem, and pant or capri length.

Classic Ruffle Pant and Capri PDF Sewing Pattern (American Girl matching clothing pattern) Now Available by  #diy #tutorial #americangirl

Some feedback from our testers:

“Love the pattern! It’s a great way to sew comfortable ruffles with knit.”

“The sizing was perfect. Pants usually run a little short but these were slightly long and easy to hem so she won’t outgrow them.”

“Love the options for a yoga waistband or an elastic waistband.”

“LOVE the pants pattern!!!!! I need to make about 10 more for this kid! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!”

“A quick sew and easy to put together!”


Classic Ruffle Pant PDF Sewing Pattern (American Girl size available too) by  #diy #tutorial #americangirl

Matching 18″ doll pattern too!

American Girl Style 18 inch Doll Ruffle Pant PDF Sewing Pattern (12M to 12 Year Girl size available too) by  #diy #tutorial #americangirl

The Classic Ruffle Pants
The Classic Ruffle Pants for 18″ Dolls


Photography by:

Monika McSweeney
Paint the Moon
Brenda Acuncius
Bebe Gear



Other new patterns you should check out in the shop!

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The Casbah Carryall (and my new Silhouette!)

I started a new project……


……inspired by my new Silhouette machine!



I knew exactly what I wanted to try first…..I had the machine cut out a bunting design (a download from the Silhouette store) onto vinyl adhesive:



Here’s the cutout on the screen. Since the cut is a “positive” cut, I added pieces of vinyl to outline the bunting triangle…….



……and masked the other areas of the screen:


Now I just have to finish the rest of the pieces today:



I’ve been ready to release a new carryall pattern and as I silk screened I decided to use the bunting design to make myself a new bag! I silk screened the design on a canvas tablecloth and then cut out the pattern pieces.



I love wearing white all summer and this bag will be perfect to compliment it!


Love how detailed the Silhouette can cut!


The Casbah Carryall is the perfect design for a tote, handbag, beach bag, grocery bag etc. 8 pages of instructions and 8 pattern pages…..great for any level. It’s in the shop now!

I’m giving away 2 free patterns  so leave a comment to be entered! (Giveaway ends Tuesday night at 12pm PST)






The Maliboo Romper

Introducing….a new Lil Blue Boo sewing pattern just in time for summer…..The Maliboo Romper!  Approved by Boo herself:

The MaliBoo Romper DIY Sewing ePattern via

I love the proportions of this cute little romper and the pattern is so easy you can sew one of these knit rompers in under an hour….using a serger or regular single needle sewing machine. I’ve included step-by-step photos to help beginners and an idea book for the more advanced! 12 pattern pages that print out on regular 8.5″x11″ paper and tape together for sizes 6-12M, 12-18M, 18-24M, 2T/3T, 3T/4T, 5/6, 7/8, 9/10, 11/12.


The MaliBoo Romper DIY Sewing ePattern via

Love the spin that Katherine, one of my pattern testers, put on it by adding ruffles:

The MaliBoo Romper DIY Sewing ePattern via


The MaliBoo Romper DIY Sewing ePattern via

Adorable as a play romper or as a bathing suit coverup for the beach! It is just so darn comfortable too. And if you don’t sew? Good news….I’m making them for the shop too (and listing one-of-a-kinds on Blue Label).

The MaliBoo Romper DIY Sewing ePattern via








Recycled T-Shirt Halter / Tie Back Dress ePattern

Introducing….the Recycled T-Shirt Halter/Tie-Back Dress ePattern!
In a few days (Update: now available!) I will be releasing my newest pattern to my Etsy store so to celebrate I am giving away a copy of the pattern to THREE lucky blog readers! This is a 33-page PDF tutorial with 6 pattern pages and includes ALL of my tips and tricks for sewing knit fabrics on a regular sewing machine. The dress takes approximately 2 hours from start to finish and there are many options for customizing the dress to your liking!
I’m also celebrating the addition of my Recycled T-shirt Skirt/Skort ePattern to You Can Make This!
Start saving your t-shirts, knit clothing and scrap fabric now! My daughter received so many compliments and inquiries on these dresses that I decided to make it into a comprehensive tutorial that even the most inexperienced sewer can follow!
Recycled T-Shirt Halter / Tie Back Dress ePattern via
My original PDF pattern & tutorial includes:
:: 33 pages of easy to follow step-by-step complete sewing instructions
:: 92 full color images, diagrams and drawings to demonstrate pattern specifics
:: 6 pattern pages which include separate patterns for sizes 12M, 2T, 3T, 4T, 5 & 6
:: Bloomers pattern for the 12M and 2T sizes
:: Options for halter straps, tie-back loops, or stationary straps
:: Options for customizing your dress by adding a ruffle, pockets, and racing stripes/graphics
My friends, including my “consultant” Shari (of Happy Chickadee) and Deanna (my newest tester), helped me with the testing and provided amazing feedback and tips to ensure that it is the perfect ePattern!
Enjoy the gallery and make sure to read the rules below for the giveaway!
Recycled T-Shirt Halter / Tie Back Dress ePattern 2 via
Recycled T-Shirt Halter / Tie Back Dress ePattern 3 via
Recycled T-Shirt Halter / Tie Back Dress ePattern 4 via
GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED – Winners of the Recycled T-Shirt Halter/Tie-Back Dress ePattern are:
Thanks to everyone for the amazing response to my giveaway! I would have never imagined I would get 192 entries! Will someone please, please tell me how to “number” my comment section so I don’t have to count by hand anymore though! That took forever and I kept losing my place!
The pattern is now available to purchase directly from my blog sidebar store or my LBB Etsy Store for $12.00! It is an informative 33 pages (plus 6 pattern pages) with 92 color images and diagrams to help you through every step. It even contains an entire section of “options” and ideas for customizing the dress!
GIVEAWAY (originally posted 7/30/2009)
ePattern GIVEAWAY to THREE lucky blog readers!
All you have to do to enter is leave a comment and I’ll randomly pick a winner next Friday, August 7th!

:: US, Canada and the whole wide world welcome!
:: Enter before this Thursday, August 6th at midnight (eastern time)
:: Make sure to leave your email address in your comment as well if it isn’t available through your blog or profile.

Extra Entries:
:: Follow my blog and leave a comment telling me you do!
:: Add my button to your blog and leave me a comment telling me you did (or that it is already on your blog!)
:: Blog about this giveaway and leave a comment telling me you did!
:: Tweet about this giveaway and leave a comment telling me you did!
I’ll announce the THREE winners on Friday, August 7th!
Good luck!